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Upcoming Auditions

Join the City Park Players family – come and audition for a show!  All CPP auditions are open to everyone – both experienced actors and first-timers!  We love to meet new people in our community, and we’d love for you to join us!

Anyone interested in working backstage (set construction, set painting, stage crew) is also invited to attend an audition – we’d love to chat!

Terms of Endearment

by Dan Gordon
 

AUDITIONS:  

Monday, July 15 at 6pm

Saturday, July 20 at 10am

 

PERFORMANCE DATES: Sept 26 – Oct 6, 2024

Location:  Kress Theatre, 1102 Third St – corner of Third St. and Johnston St.

Directed by: Jill Dupont

 

Drama – Challenges in life and love test the resilience of a mother-daughter relationship in Terms of Endearment. Though Emma is often exasperated by her highly-opinionated mother, Aurora, they talk every day about their problems, from Aurora finding unexpected love even as she becomes a reluctant grandmother, to Emma’s struggle in her troubled marriage. But when they need one another most, will they be able to find courage in each other? This funny and touching story captures the delicate, sometimes fractured bonds between mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, and lovers, both old and new.

Cast needed: 3w, 3m,  (6-9 actors possible: 3-5w, 3-4m)

Characters:
Aurora GreenwayFemale, 50-69; Mother of Emma with whom she has a complex, strong, yet caring relationship. She’s completely involved in her daughter’s family problems. Smart, “hard-to–please,” she is passionate in life and love.

Emma GreenwayFemale, 20-39; realistic, feisty when she needs to be, sees the good in life. As smart as her Mom, she has the heart of a lioness and is deeply committed to her husband, her children, and her mother.

Garrett BreedloveMale, 50-69; next-door neighbor to Aurora. A retired astronaut. A womanizing alcoholic who has let himself go. Develops a tenuous and surprising relationship with Aurora.

Flap HortonMale, 20-39; Emma’s high school sweetheart and now wayward husband. Inattentive. Trying to find his own path, he accepts a position of a college professor in Des Moines, Iowa, separating the family hundreds of miles from Emma’s meddlesome mother.

Patsy ClarkFemale, 18-39; Emma’s best girlfriend who continues on to college, eventually becoming successful in NYC. Also smart, full of life, a dedicated friend, she is always there for Emma. Plays additional roles, Doris (young date of Garrett) and the nurse in the hospital.

Doctor MaiseMale or Female 40-69; Emma’s doctor, impatient, clinical, brusque.

Additional characters:
Rudyard
Doris
Nurse
Operator
Teddy
Heather
Young Woman
 
Questions? Email us at cityparkplayers@gmail.com

CPP Audition FAQs

Where are auditions?

  • Auditions will be held in the lobby of Kress Theatre – at 1102 Third St, downtown Alexandria.

How should I prepare?

  • All CPP auditions are cold read auditions, which are auditions where you come in with nothing memorized; you will receive the material on arrival at your audition.

  • Do a little research of the show to become familiar with the characters, time period, and story.

  • Be punctual and adaptable!

How does an audition work?

  • When you arrive, you’ll be asked to complete an audition form. The show director will assign parts to everyone and you’ll read through excerpts together.  The director will most likely ask you to read more than one part.

How long will it last?

  • About 1 hour.

When will the cast list be finalized?

  • Within 2 weeks of the audition date.

How much does it cost to be in a show?

  • Nothing!  CPP is a community theatre and we don’t charge a production fee for cast and crew.

How can I become more involved with CPP?

From Board membership to front of house, we’re always searching for people who are interested in taking an active role with CPP.  Send an email to cityparkplayers@gmail.com and let us know how you want to help. We’ll be in touch!